Definition of compile
1 : to compose out of materials from other documents compile a statistical chart
2 : to collect and edit into a volume compile a book of poems
3 : to build up gradually compiled a record of four wins and two losses
4 : to run (something, such as a program) through a compiler
Examples of compile in a Sentence
He compiled a book of poems.
She compiled a list of names.
They took the best submissions and compiled them in a single issue of the magazine.
We compiled our findings in the report.
Recent Examples of compile from the Web
Davenport has led the Knights for 12 years and has compiled a 287-93 record in that time, making the NCAA Tournament in each of the past nine seasons and winning the 2011 Division II national championship.
In 10 appearances, Pfenning threw 36.2 innings and compiled a 6-2 record.
The Chiefs have compiled a 43-21 record the last four years thanks to the work of coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, all while publicly and privately painting a picture of internal harmony and teamwork.
According to security company UpGuard, the information, which was available on a public server accessible by anyone via the internet, was compiled by consulting firm Deep Root...
Non-resident portfolio flows into BRIC nations rose to $166.5 billion last month, up from $28.3 billion in outflows 12 months prior, according to data compiled by the Institute of International Finance and EPFR Global.
Margetis says she's been compiling information for her website since high school and hopes to have it up and running in 2018.
According to the stats compiled by NRG, almost every major moviegoing demographic reports an increasing reliance on Rotten Tomatoes.
As of Tuesday, only 41 of Trump’s 111 nominees have cleared the Senate, according to data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan, nonprofit that has tracked presidential appointments since 1989.
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Origin and Etymology of compile
Middle English, from Anglo-French compiler, from Latin compilare to plunder
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
COMPILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compile for English Language Learners
: to create (a CD, book, list, etc.) by gathering things (such as songs or pieces of writing or information)
: to put together (various songs, pieces of writing, facts, etc.) in a publication or collection
computers : to change (computer programming instructions) into a form the computer can understand and use
COMPILE Defined for Kids
Definition of compile for Students
1 : to create by gathering things together She compiled a list of names.
2 : to put things together in a publication or collection
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